Use the phrase "early next ___" to talk about something that's going to happen in the first half of the next week, month, day, century, or millenium:
I'm going to Germany early next week.
Analysts predict that it will be completed by early next year.
You can also use the phrases "early this ___", "late next ___", and "late last ___", and so on.
We started dating late last year.